California sees significant increase in DUI arrests, deaths over 2018 Christmas weekend

Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Statewide DUI arrests and fatalities saw a significant increase over Christmas weekend.

A total of 47 people died in DUI-related crashes in 2018 compared to 27 deaths over the same time period in 2017.

DUI arrests also saw a significant rise. More than 1,100 people were arrested for DUI in 2018 compared to 917 in 2017.

In San Diego County, three people died due to DUI-related crashes, tying with 2017.

DUI arrests rose slightly from 56 to 57 in 2018.

The reporting period for the arrests and deaths was Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, December 25.